5-mile Fun Run today
The Merced Running Club Christmas Eve Fun Run is at 10 a.m. today. The run is up to 5 miles and starts at Applegate Park, 26th and O Street. Runners, joggers and walkers are welcome. There is no entry fee. Bring a small wrapped present for the gift exchange. For more information, call (209) 722-4428.
Mochitsuki is Saturday
C’mon and dance
A Sunday social dance with music by Just Friends will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Merced Community Center ballroom, 755 W. 15th St. Doors will open at 1. The cost is $8. For more information, call (209) 723-0839.
Fitness for seniors
Stephanie Botsford holds senior fitness classes from 7:45 to 8:40 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays with emphasis on agility, balance, strength and friendship. Call (209) 769-8184 for more information.
TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., 2300 Cascade Drive in the clubhouse at Castle Vista. Call (209) 628-9720 for more information.
Volunteers are needed to staff a warming tent from December through March. The tent is on B Street near 13th Street. Volunteers work from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Contact Bruce Metcalf at (209) 480-3899 or Phil Schmauss at (209) 658-9558 for more information.